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Crux
Crux Posted: 8/26/15
Reviewer: from North Idaho
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

After wearing around the house a bit Went on a 10 mile hike which included scrambling up and over a steep ridge to go down to another high Mtn lake. Only one small hot spot but no blisters and traction was great. Balls of feet got sore at end of hike but we did do a lot of climbing.

Crux
Crux Posted: 8/23/15
Reviewer: George Balogi from Chicago
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I've had these shoes now for close to a year. They are my daily shoes but I have done 2 or 3 hikes in them as well. No rock climbing. I hiked in Wisconsin, Phoenix area, and another place or two. These were my first Scarpa shoes and they will not be my last. The thing that strikes me about these shoes is how great it is to hike in them. Particularly down hiking. They provide the most perfect hold on my foot that allows my toes to not get smashed. It's the type of fit that makes me forget I'm wearing shoes. The only two downsides I've found is the vibram rubber underneath the middle of the balls of my feet have begun to wear out almost completely flat. Also, the suede on the right shoe on the inner part of the foot has just begun to rip. Oh, the only other thing is that when I was hiking on large gravel rocks I felt like the rubber flexed too much for my liking. I should point out I was carrying probably a 30 pound pack at the time. I'm currently searching for the right full hiking boot because of this. Overall, I'd recommend these shoes.

Mojito
Mojito Posted: 8/21/15
Reviewer: Kevin Connors from Centrally Isolated in New Hampshire
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just received my second pair. The lace to the toe design allows for great nuance in fit. They feel well anchored to the ground and supportive yet light. I am a long time wearer of the Zen model and have only worn Scarpas for the last several years. Ideal shoe for a "low volume" foot. I wear a custom orthotic so cannot speak to arch support out of the box.

Hunza GTX
Hunza GTX Posted: 8/12/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Hiked 6.5 miles 2 days after buying these, without breaking them in. Slight rub on my right ankle, but otherwise amazing.

Hunza GTX
Hunza GTX Posted: 8/9/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My search to replace my beloved and trusty 15-year-old Salomons has finally ended! Took these for their inaugural hike yesterday, just a fairly easy 4 miles or so, but they were excellent. They're light but sturdy, and the ankle is the perfect balance of supportive and flexible. No heel slipping which is like the holy grail for me! The toebox is roomy enough for comfort but not so big that my feet slip around. I wear a 7.5 in running shoes, a 7 in most other shoes, and the 38 was perfect for me.

Hunza GTX
Hunza GTX Posted: 8/6/15
Reviewer: Deb Hansen from Anchorage, Alaska
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These came in three days. The quality appears excellent and the fit true to size. I had some Asolos that were similar but fell apart after 450 miles so I have high hopes for theses.

Zen Pro Mid GTX®
Zen Pro Mid GTX® Posted: 8/4/15
Reviewer: from Newbury Park, California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoes straight out of the box. I used them with a 50 lbs pack on rugged terrain last weekend. Size is quite accurate so thickness of socks or foot swelling could be a factor. I recommend ordering your size plus an additional pair 1/2 size bigger. The return policy looks straight forward.

Mojito
Mojito Posted: 7/25/15
Reviewer: from Berkeley, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Very good looking shoes but are very uncomfortable. I tried lacing and re-lacing the shoes but were always either to tight on the top of my foot or over my toes. Very disappointing.

SL Active
SL Active Posted: 7/24/15
Reviewer: Rachel from Michigan/Colorado
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I bought these boots back in January, but didn't start wearing them on a daily basis until May 2015. I loved the boot at first, despite the stiffness, and time to break it in. Now, less than 3 months down the road, the inner heel material has completely worn through so my heel is rubbing on the hard construction under the fabric and padding. What would cause them to wear out so quickly? I have contacted Scarpa regarding this issue and am awaiting reply. For the price of this boot I was very disappointed to see it wear so quickly. I have never had a pair of hiking boots do that, and my old ones were half the price. I'm pretty bummed about it, and hope they have a solution.

Mojito
Mojito Posted: 7/21/15
Reviewer: from Lawrence, KS
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Really fantastic all around walk-about shoes. Very firm soles and fit, which is just what I was looking for. Like a really nice pair of ski boots, once you complete all your micro-adjustments with the many lace holes, these shoes will fit perfectly. Very well-made, sharp looking shoe!

Zen Pro
Zen Pro Posted: 7/21/15
Reviewer: from Colorado
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe felt good right out of the box. I've not had a chance to do a long hike in it but have been taking it for short spins on the trails near my home. I usually wear a W9 and the EU 41 is perfect.

Fuego
Fuego Posted: 7/19/15
Reviewer: Mike Maysey from Carlsbad, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I work as a Land Surveyor in the field and have owned many different brands of boots in my career. I have had these boots for about a year now and wear them nearly everyday. I work on dirt, asphalt, flat and slopes. They work amazingly well for everything I have put them through. The only issue I have with them which is a minor one, is that they are hot on warm days. Other than that these boots are great. I especially like the ankle support that they provide. I cannot remember how many times I have had my ankles bounce back from what most definitely would have been a major ankle roll that probably would have taken me out of commission and off work. Thanks, Scarpa, for making a great product and please do not stop making these boots as I believe I have found my future boots of choice for as long as you continue to make them.

Mojito
Mojito Posted: 7/16/15
Reviewer: from San Jose, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I really like this pair of shoes. I wore them with jeans to the office today and got three compliments today alone. People seem to really notice the unique style and blue suede. I expect them to be my go to travel/city walking shoes and they are great to just wear about town. Buy at least a full size larger than your usual size. I tried three different sizes before settling on a pair (43½). I usually take a size 9 (42 European) but they were too small. I ordered a size 42½ and was surprised to find exactly zero difference in size between the 42 and 42½. Same outsole. Same upper. Same size. I ended up purchasing a 43½ instead of a 43 as Zappos was out of 43. And that fit. These shoes loosen up quite a bit after wearing them a couple of times.

Crux
Crux Posted: 7/16/15
Reviewer: nick from nh
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These shoes lasted about 50 miles hiking. The leather around the toe protector cracked and tore, leaving holes in both sides. Scarpa sent me a replacement set, still disappointed as it happened again. The soles are not as grippy as I would expect for a shoe of this style.

Rapid LT
Rapid LT Posted: 7/15/15
Reviewer: nick from nh
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These fit as expected and are comfortable - off the trail. Once on trail the comfort level is fine, but the traction is not. They do not perform well on angled granite and lose grip rather quickly, in comparison to other boots I have owned over the years. Once the trails turns wet, all bets are off, I hope you like boot skiing, because that is what it is like.

Mojito
Mojito Posted: 7/14/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are remarkable shoes. Note that the Mojito GTX (available in Europe) has a Gore-Tex liner so there is a waterproof alternative. The fit and finish of the shoes are terrific. They are versatile (city to light day hiking), they are good looking (to my eye) and seem very well made. I didn't buy mine from Zappos so can't comment on that experience - mine were purchased in Switzerland while on vacation - but the shoe itself is fantastic.

Mojito
Mojito Posted: 7/12/15
Reviewer: Keith from california
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe and fit great right out of the box. Fit fantastic after wearing one day. VERY comfortable! Pretty true to size. May run a tad small but not by much. I have had the Lowa Renegade II and it was a great backpacking hiker and very bomber. I decided to go a little lighter with the scarpa. Won't give the same backcountry support but, should be very good for the shorter hikes, camping and running around town. Did I say VERY comfortable!

Tru
Tru Posted: 6/25/15
Reviewer: Sandra Chavez from West Covina, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Ordered these after having to deal with calf pains due to old shoes. I run both streets and trails and it does feel like I have to wear thicker socks to run on the steets to cushion the space in the shoes. Otherwise I have no more pain and the shoes are working great!

Kinesis Pro GTX
Kinesis Pro GTX Posted: 6/21/15
Reviewer: from Utah
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Fits like a dream and has gorgeous high quality leather. The problem I'm debating is whether I can deal with the squeaky leather. Once I got everything all cinched up the boots were quite squeaky. Maybe they just need a little trail dust...I found the quality of construction and feel to be better than the Scarpa SL Activ and the Lowa Tibet GTX. Weight of a pair of size 12.5 US was 4lbs 8 oz.

R-Evolution GTX®
R-Evolution GTX® Posted: 6/20/15
Reviewer: thadiusmaximus from FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The comfort level due to the flex panels (the black areas on the upper and tongue) combined with the memory foam heel cup, shaft collar and tongue gives this boot a significant advantage over the competition. This boot has the most natural and secure flex at the ankle I have ever experienced without any lace biting, pinching or hot spots. The flex panels allow for a completely snug comfortable fit without having to over tighten the laces to prevent excessive internal foot slippage while descending or braking. Those flex panels have flexible Gore-Tex. The Last on this boot is slightly wider than the Last on the Scarpa Kailash. The toe box has average room so long as you don't need a thicker than average insole. The arch support is average to low in my opinion and the sizing is consistent presuming you base your sizing on a 1/2 size up for comfort approach. I wear a 10.5 in most of the models from the major brands and this one is no different. This boot uses a great outsole that allows for a natural gait and has high self cleaning properties. This boot is clearly a leap forward in comfort. The only negative, if you can call it that, is the fact that Scarpa uses EVA for the midsole. While this may be fine for many people and their uses the fact is that PU, polyurethane, is far superior in durability, longevity, support and stability. Scarpa implements PU in other R-Evolution models, with different technical features, but those are not sold here in the U.S.. I would hope that Scarpa will add a PU midsole to this boot in the near future so that it can compete on the same level of support, durability and shock absorption as their Kailash. Zappos, best brands, best service, simply the best!

Kailash GTX®
Kailash GTX® Posted: 6/20/15
Reviewer: thadiusmaximus from FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

2015 model initial impressions. I tried the older version and was not overly impressed. The new version for 2015 which is the one listed as the color Cigar/Fog has some note worthy improvements. The eyelets on the new model are of much higher quality and durability than the outgoing version. The outsole allows you a noticeably smoother gait in a wider variety of terrain in my opinion. The PU midsole has improved impact reduction while maintaining good lateral and longitudinal support. I have an average size arch and the boot provides a good arch that doesn't feel to high or too low. As most of you reading this probably don't use factory insoles I can say that the insoles that comes with this boot are better than average but I do not use them. Ankle flex was good on the outgoing model but it is slightly better on the newer one. As a quick comparison, the heel cup, tongue and shaft padding is far, far superior in comfort, density and it appears to be a better quality allowing a much higher level of comfort when compared to a Lowa renegade and the Scarpa offers better off road support from the midsole. The Last on this model is slightly more narrow than the Scarpa E-Revolution if your curious. My very first day of use I moved over 800lbs of material, not at one time of course, on varying terrain with no hot spots or issues what so ever. This boot feels great when carrying 25-35lbs and feels as though you could carry more without issue. The outsole is not completely self cleaning but it's not that bad either depending on terrain composition. I have found that for the overwhelming majority of boots I need to order 1/2 size up to be in my comfort zone. This is true overall for Lowa, Scarpa, Asolo, Ecco, etc. and I find that these are no different. Even Scarpa's web site will tell you to order 1/2 to one full size up based on your activity. So, I would say these are true to size because the 10.5 fit just right and it is clear that a 10 would be cramping my pinky toe. The toe box has good room and overall this shoe provides for a medium/medium plus volume foot adequate space without being too tight or feeling cramped. All in all, Scarpa did a great job making improving to a well liked boot where it was needed.

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